Pastel Painting Workshops

Nov. 10, 1:30-3:30pm.  Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases, so they’re travel compatible. We’re offering a series of pastel classes, on Saturdays and Sundays. Check dates and specific topics  HERE

Pastel Painting Workshop

October 26, 1:30pm.  Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases. Mary Jane Erard is now offering a series of 4 weekend sessions.  This session is: Adding Other Media for texture and depth- 10/26.  Future Sessions are: Impressionist Landscapes- 11/10. Fauvist Street Scenes- 11/23.  Figures and Portraits- Dec. 1.  Each of the lessons can be purchased alone for $30, or the series of four for $108. 

Pastel Painting: Pets & Animals

Sunday, September 22,  1:30-4:30pm.  Mary Jane Erard returns to teach painting with pastels. She is an excellent teacher; each student learns pastel painting techniques applied to a chosen, traced image. Pet Portraits are a favorite subject, but animals, birds and fish have pleasing organic shapes for an eye catching image.  $36.  Pigments provided.

Landscape Painting Workshop in pastels

Saturday, 8/31/19 1:30-4:30pm 

Mary Jane returns for a three hour pastel workshop on Landscapes.   Pastel artist, Ms. Erard has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the painting successful.  Pastels are creamy soft chalks that blend easily and create stunning paintings. The class size limited to 14 people. (5 students necessary  to hold this workshop.)The recommended sanded pastel paper will be available for $2 per sheet. All other materials included. $36.

Pastel Workshop: Water scenes

Sunday, July 28, 1:30-4:30pm  Learn how to paint a refreshing water scene.  Mary Jane Erard, an experienced teacher, returns to enable your successful image on special sanded paper.  All pigments are included; sanded paper is available for $2. The workshop is $36.  Five students are required to hold this class.

Mother’s Day Pastel Sunflower

May 12, 1:30-4:30pm. Paint a field of sunflowers on Mother’s Day.  Mary Jane Erard will conduct this workshop in pastel paints.  You’ll be surprised at the vibrant colors. All skill levels welcome. Mothers receive a free sanded paper (normally $2) provided at the workshop.  Join us.

Pastel Painting Workshop

Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:30-4:30pm.  Mary Jane Erard, pastel artist and teacher, will conduct a 3 hour workshop in which you will learn how to use these soft chalks to create a pet portrait. No pet? Wildlife can suffice. Sanded pastel paper ($2) will be available at the class. All other supplies will be provided.   Register on calendar page. Five students are required to run this class. $36.

BONUS: Have you ever wanted to try OIL pastels? On 2/24/19 at 1:00pm, Mary Jane will give a mini introductory lesson prior to the above.  $15.

Pastel Pet Portrait

Learn Pastel Painting
Pastel by Mary Jane Erard

Saturday, December 1, 1:30-4:00pm.  A three hour pastel workshop in time for Christmas gift giving! And what’s more precious than an artistic portrait of man’s best friend?  Pastel artist, Mary Jane Erard (see her paintings at Toledo Museum of Art) has years of teaching experience and will work with each student to make the pet portrait successful. Bring your favorite photo to trace. Class size limited to 12 people. $35.